Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mango Madness has begun

The best part about living in south Florida is the flora & fauna. Every dog walk is very interesting as I try to figure out things such as airplants.

 The bougainvillea and fragipani is in full bloom right now and the mangoes are beginning to fall off the trees. My neighbor has put up her "Sale: 3 for $1" sign on her front bench with a pile of felled mangoes. I had my first local, I mean really local, mango the other day. It was so sweet and stringy, the kinds that leaves you a little orangy mess.

Like I sad before in this post, mango season means my mom visits. Right now she's in Greece and I'm a little jealous, but I know we'll have a blast making mango smoothies in a few weeks!
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

A small kitchen moment

  We've been doing, or re-doing around this old house. Almost every major appliance has been replaced or repaired. This is includes a new capacitator for our AC unit, a new stove & dish washer (luckily this was replaced by the seller), a new washer & dryer stack, and a new fridge. Things like the AC and the fridge were emergencies. If you're AC goes out, you call someone right away. If your fridge goes out, you can use the freezer for a day...

 Below is my sweet hunky hubby at the Depot getting some oak cut for out kitchen shelves. To me a house that functions properly has shelves, and lots of them!

I thoroughly enjoyed watching him from the couch.  And this is what I did with it:

And remember, this is what it looked like before. We had to cover up the ugly breaker box and use that wall space, give personal touches while being functional.

Better pics soon, as soon as I clean up a little!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday's aren't so bad

Last night at around 9, I decided we should high tea at work today. So we did. Complete with cucumber tea sandwiches, French Macarons, and raw "Samoas."

Try it! It's so much fun, and you feel so polite eating dainty things! Perfect way to start the week.

There are no pics, but yesterday I tried three new recipes:
Betty Rawker's Raw Samoas
Food Babe's Chik-fil-a sandwiches, and her Perfect Porridge Parfait

Thank you, Internet.

When I perfect the techniques, there will be pics.

Leave this orphan all alone on a holiday, and I'm in the kitchen ALL DAY!